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Tattoos are reserved for the badasses of the world.
You? You’re a special kind of badass, a photographer with a keen eye for good design.
Tina Roth Eisenberg (SwissMiss) commissioned three artists for The Tattly Camera Tattoo Set, a set of 12 camera-loving temporary tattoos wrapped in a dapper gift box.
Geek out your bad self with old school Polaroid cameras, rangefinders, TLRs and black and white aperture shutters.
$25 at the Photojojo Shop
If your iPhone were a human (which it nearly is), he’d be a free-diving, BMX-stunting, elite parkour champ.
Every thrill-seeker needs a safety net, and his? It’s the Glif+.
It’s just like the Glif, an iPhone tripod mount that doubles as a stand, but it comes with an extra vertical support and a loop for hanging on your keychain.
Your iPhone will stay secure to your tripod in more extreme angles, like up in a tree or on a bike. Champ status, indeed!
$30 at the Photojojo Shop
You’ve tried prisms, sprinklers, eating *lots* of Skittles, but harnessing the sheer beauty of a rainbow has proven to be a challenge.
Here’s a surprisingly easy way! The Universal Flash Filter Kit will shower gorgeous color onto your photos.
These 20 color filters easily slip on and off your external flash via an included band. They’re crinkle-proof, sized to fit over any external flash and come in a small carrying case.
Lighting will finally be what you’ve always wished it was: e-z and fun!
$30 at the Photojojo Shop
The last time you tried shooting an iPhone video of your buddies, things got a little too TMZ-ish for your liking.
How else were you going to pick up their voice without hovering your phone an inch from their face?
Cue The iPhone Boom Mic. It’s a tiny mic that gives you professional style sound with two directional settings, near and far.
$40 at the Photojojo Shop
Remember the time your iPhone went into badass mode and morphed into a full-fledged camera Transformers-style?
No? That’s because it was missing the iPhone Shutter Grip.
It’s an ergonomic grip that adds a shutter button to your iPhone right where you’re used to having one. It even has a built-in tripod mount for real iPhoneography fun.
Just like that, your iPhone’s transformed into a hand-held camera!
$40 at the Photojojo Shop
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The year is 2012. Mr. Edwin Land has traveled a long and perilous trek to the future. He has only two messages:
1) Where the hoverboards at? and
2) A digital instant camera? Genius.
That would be the Polaroid Z340 Instant Camera.
It delivers instant prints straight into your hand like your favorite Polaroids of yore … with one major extra. It shoots 14 megapixel photos that you can save and edit!
Custom borders, cropping, filters, *and* instant gratification — if anything could impress the godfather of instant film, it’s the Z340.
$299 for the Polaroid Z340 + 10 Prints
Technology’s moving fast. We should be able to control electronic devices with our brainwaves by now, right?
Here’s something just as brilliant. The iPhone Shutter Remote puts a portable shutter button in your hand. That means you can shoot photos and videos from 30 feet away.
Pair it with the included stand, and you can shoot group photos, time-lapses, long exposures, and self-portraits. All without having to touch your iPhone.
$40 in the Photojojo Shop
You’ve been looking for a strap that goes with anything and gets the job done, like the photographic equivalent of your favorite pair of jeans.
Meet your future go-to — the DSPTCH Camera Strap!
San Francisco designer DSPTCH made this strap with durability and style. Military-grade nylon webbing means it’s tough, and its medium width was chosen to comfortably carry cameras big and small.
Utility and good looks? That’s when you know you’ve found the one.
$46 in the Photojojo Shop
Your flash is meant to illuminate your subject, not blind it.
Thanks to the Flash Bender and Diffuser, that’s something you won’t ever have to worry about again.
This flexible, bendable flash attachment will give you even lighting in any shooting condition.
Fold it to bounce the light from your flash in any direction. Roll it up to make a snoot for a spotlight. Or use the separate Diffusion Panel to get an even softer light for portraits.
You’ll get your lighting just where you want it, any way you bend it.
$49 in the Photojojo Shop
Fifty years ago, photogs were all about the rangefinders.
They’re snappy, but who wants to wait for film processing? You want old-school style and immediate gratification.
If wishing makes it so, then say good day to the iPhone Rangefinder!
This crafty little guy isn’t just an iPhone case that looks like a rangefinder. It’s actually a functional system, complete with a viewfinder, shutter button, tripod mount and more.
Plus, it works with the all of the Magnetic Cell Lenses for maximum camera realism! We’re pretty sure Bresson would trade all of his decisive moments for an iPhone that looked like this.
$65 for the Case
$99 for the Case with Magnetic Lenses